Golden, Illinois

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Golden, Illinois

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High Points

Golden strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Golden Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Golden Low Rate of Poverty
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 15% Golden Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 16% Golden Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Golden, Illinois

Comparing Golden to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
Median Family Income 6 3
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 8 9
People Living Alone 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Golden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles W of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Adams
Standard Zip Codes 62339
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.109
Longitude -91.017

Golden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station GOLDEN
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Distance 32.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
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Golden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 629 100%
Male 281 44.7%
Female 348 55.3%
Under 18 147 23.4%
18+ 482 76.6%
65+ 174 27.7%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 2.92
White 629 100%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Golden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 622
Growth -7
Growth % -1.1%

Golden Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 70.5%
US/American 10%
Irish 5.8%
English 4.8%
Swedish 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
French Canadian 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
African 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Norwegian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Golden 629 $41,181
Augusta 657 $37,813
Bowen 535 $36,429
Camp Point 1,244 $43,646
Clayton 904 $32,813
Coatsburg 226 $41,042
Columbus 112 $38,125
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